Rose McGowan has been promoting her new memoir, Brave, for several weeks, but she's done with all that after getting into a public confrontation with a transgender woman during a reading at a New York City Barnes & Noble this week.
"I am canceling upcoming public appearances because I have given enough," she tweeted on Friday. "I have given beauty, in return I was VERBALLY ASSAULTED for two full minutes [Barnes & Noble] by an actor paid to verbally assault a woman who has been terrorized by your system. And no ONE in that room did anything."
In her scorched earth tweet, she added, "And everyone from my publicists, t assistants, managers and every person sitting in their chairs frozen by their weakness, a weakness called COMPLICITY. The truth is you all failed me. Again. And again. And again."
The fight on Jan. 31 stemmed from comments Rose made on RuPaul's "What's the Tee?" podcast in July.
"I have a suggestion. Talk about what you said on RuPaul. Trans women are dying and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women," the woman shouted at Rose. "We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often. There was a trans woman killed here a few blocks [away]. I have been followed home."
Rose had then heard enough.
"Hold on. So am I. We are the same. My point was, we are the same. There's an entire show called ID channel, a network, dedicated to women getting abused, murdered, sexualized, violated, and you're a part of that, too, sister. It's the same," she said.
The woman, who Rose claims was a plant from Harvey Weinstein's camp, said Rose has done nothing for the trans community.
"Don't label me, sister," the actress said. "I do not subscribe to your rules. I do not subscribe to your language. You will not put labels on me or anybody."
The woman was eventually escorted out of the reading.
While speaking to a crowd at the 92nd Street Y the next day on Feb. 1, Rose said, "There was a plant last night at my first book reading … definitely a paid plant that got up and was screaming at me. I saw. I had people who were watching the exchange."
She added that she also now fears that someone will kill her.
"I know my life and I know my reality," she said, "and I know that people like me get killed."